Cameron spells out India trade deal
DAVID Cameron voiced his determination today to make it easier for Indian businessmen and students to work, study and invest in the UK as he arrived in Mumbai at the head of the largest trade mission ever to travel overseas with a prime minister.
But the Prime Minister made clear that, in return, he wanted India to tear down outdated barriers to investment to help UK-based companies in areas like insurance and banking to establish a foothold in the fast-growing economy.
Speaking on the first day of his second visit to India as PM, Mr Cameron revealed he was talking to the government in Delhi about the prospects for a new corridor of development between Mumbai and Bangalore, featuring new towns and infrastructure, which could provide opportunities for British planners, architects, construction firms and finance specialists.
Medical body demands obesity action
FIZZY drinks should be taxed, fast-food outlets near schools limited and new parents given specific advice on how to feed their children properly to help tackle spiralling levels of obesity, an influential medical group has demanded.
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AMRC), which represents nearly every one of Britain’s 220,000 doctors, is pressing ministers, councils, the NHS and food organisations for action on what it calls “the greatest public health crisis affecting the UK”, the Guardian said.
In a report the AMRC said doctors from across the medical profession are united in their concerns, and criticised the present and previous governments for insufficient and ineffective attempts to tackle the problem.
Food confidence campaign to begin
ENVIRONMENT Secretary Owen Paterson will meet representatives of leading supermarkets and food retail trade bodies today to press them to do more to restore public confidence in food following the horse meat scandal.
Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are among those confirmed to be attending the meeting in Westminster along with the Institute of Grocery Distribution and the Food and Drink Federation.
It comes after the chief executive of one supermarket traded criticism with the Local Government Association after accusing councils of helping drive down the quality of food used in public sector contracts.
Nigerian extremists kidnap Briton
A BRITISH building worker is believed to have been kidnapped along with six international colleagues by Islamic extremists in Nigeria.
Police in the West African country said seven foreigners working for Lebanese construction company Setraco were taken after the gang killed a guard at a site in Bauchi state in the north of the country late on Saturday.
Local government chairman Adamu Aliyu said those kidnapped were from Britain, Italy, Greece, the Philippines and Lebanon, and that one of the hostages was a woman.
Man charged with beheading UK woman
A MAN will go on trial today accused of murdering and beheading a British grandmother in a frenzied knife attack on the holiday island of Tenerife.
Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, was killed in the popular resort of Los Cristianos in the Canary Islands, Spain, on May 13 2011.
Bulgarian man Deyan Deyanov, 29, is charged with her murder and will stand trial before a jury at the Provincial Court in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.